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Update: Charter was presented on February 5, 2013.

It is with great pleasure to report a great success in establishing a new Unit # 187 in

Houston, Texas on August 8, 2012.

Informational Meeting was held with a great group of retirees organized by now President of now Unit 187 Raymond Pantoja and first contact IAM member Marlin Phillips who is now VP, was established. Attendance at the meeting were about 250 railroaders and guests.

After making the informational dialogue on Railroad Retirement by President Tom Dwyer, Area 5 Director Tony Padilla and Representative of the Moody Law Firm and Legislative Representative from Ohio who was the former National President Whitey Westphal, Tony Padilla called for the formation of a NARVRE Unit in Houston for temporary officers and it was done.

Applications for membership submitted were 11 single members and 25 couples to equal a total of 61 new members to Charter the Unit. We congratulate the officers and members of the new Unit. The New officers elected are as follows:

Names and addresses : Unit 187
President Raymond Pantoja
1009 Richelieu Lane
Houston, Texas 77018

Vice-President Marlin Phillips
7725 Sterlingshire
Houston, Texas 77016
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Secretary/Treasurer Cheryl Chambers
5519 Cypressgate
Spring, Texas 77373

Legislative Representative G. G. Gonzalez Jr.
18331 Forest Elms Drive
Spring, Texas 77388

Meets 4th Thursday of the month at 11:00am Aldersgate United Methodist Church (210) 532-2666
502 Kayton Ave, San Antonio, 78210
There will not be a meeting during the Month of July and August

Special Meetings:
The November meeting is 2nd Thursday,(Nov. 08,2012.) Catered Turkey Dinner served.
The December meeting is 2nd Thursday,(Dec.13,2012.)

President, D. R. Castillo, 2726 Lake Meadow, San Antonio, TX 78222-1612, 210-277-7822
Secretary-Treasurer, J.W. Shelton Sr, 21026 Somerset Rd, Somerset, TX 78069,
Legislative Representative, P. S. (PETE) Holder, 224 Melody Lane, New Braunfels, TX 78130,